‘Khoobsurat’ Sonam Kapoor has a very strong view on gender disparity in Bollywood. The actress, who as an “L’Oreal Paris” brand ambassador unveiled the trophy, announced the categories and nominees for the ‘Women of Worth’ Awards 2016 stated she isn’t keen to work with those who don’t value her enough as an Actress.
“I have a very controversial take on ‘gender disparity’ in Bollywood. All I know is I don’t want to work with those who don’t respect me enough to give me my worth. That is always my stand and that’s why I always work with Directors and Producers and Companies who respect me and give me what I deserve. Otherwise I always take a stand I choose not to work with them.” The actress stands sturdy with her opinion.
“But I think everybody doesn’t have that luxury. So I am not the right person to answer the question. But I definitely believe there is a gender pay gap and it’s up to you whether to indulge it or not” added the ‘Neerja’ actress.
Sonam also spoke about discrimination against women with an instance where her own sister faced difficulties stared working as a producer, “My sister (Rhea Kapoor) went through it when she was 21 and was about to produce her first film. And my father unfortunately was not here. And my sister has faced such trouble getting finance though she had an outstanding script. Even though everybody thinks we come from a certain family, it’s not easy and tougher. They didn’t want to invest money because she is a woman and in spite of that she is extremely capable she was judged of being a woman.”
Rhea stared her career as a producer with Aisha which starred Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol but didn’t do well at box office. She has also Produced “Khoobsurat” which is an official remake of Hrishikesh Mukherjee Directed “Khubsoorat” starring Sonam Kapoor and currently working on Battle for Bittora.